Essential Mouthwash

4-image-banner2015 is full of intention, being more mindful, positive, compassionate to oneself, and one of the most important, purchase only needs not wants.  In the last 6 months, I have been working to increase my liver function.  At one of my hematologists appointments it was discovered that my liver enzymes were high.  An ultrasound and two MRI’s later I was diagnosed with Focal Nodular Hyperplasias or FNH, the second most common form of benign liver tumors.  While these tumors usually do not cause symptoms or require treatment, I want my liver in tip top shape, running like the Warrior I know it is.  


DISCLAIMER: Before we get started, due to the FDA, Health Canada and FTC laws on health claims, I need to make this very clear. None of the information in this post is to be construed as medical advice. I am not a doctor or certified medical practitioner of any sort. These use are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. You should always consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, supplements, or exercise routine. 

In addition to adding Chelidonium to my water and eating liver supporting foods everyday I’m working on decreasing my toxic load.  While at the dentist last week, it was suggested that I start using a rinse to help decrease bacterial flora, which will help my autoimmune disorder.  The standard suggestions were made, over the counter toxic crap.  I mentioned that I wasn’t really interested in those options, so it was suggested that I use a salt water rinse.  Then my hygienist mention adding tea tree oil as well.  Of course that got my gears a cranking, I could make my own mouthwash!

Ahh Essential Oils, how I love thee. What oh what would go in a mouthwash?  Protective Blend, Peppermint, Melaleuca and Myrrh of course.

Protective Blend

Protective Blend is a unique, proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function from the brand that we trust and use. Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offerOnGuard1 a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. The Protective Blend is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents.

Peppermint

PeppermintPeppermint is popular in countless forms, from toothpaste to chewing gum. As an essential oil, it is useful to ease breathing and as a digestive aid.

 Benefits
  • Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing
  • Alleviates stomach upset
  • Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health

Melaleuca

Recognized by its more common name “tea tree”, melaleuca has been revered for its cleansing and
regenerative properties, especially for the skin. Composed of more than ninety different Melaleucacompounds, melaleuca has limitless therapeutic applications.

Benefits
  • Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin
  • Promotes healthy immune function
  • Protects against environmental and seasonal threats

Myrrh

This oil is one of the more expensive oils, so it can be optional.  If gingivitis or mouth sores are a concern then you may want to consider keeping this trusty oil. Historically, myrrh has been used in many ways, from meditation to embalming in ancient Egypt. Modern herbalists frequently recommend myrrh for its cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat. Myrrh is also excellent for calming the skin.

Benefits
  • Powerful cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat
  • Soothing to the skin; promotes a smooth, youthful-looking complexion
  • Promotes emotional balance and well-being

If you are looking to decrease your toxic load, or are just looking for a natural dental rinse, then you need to give this a try.

Essential Mouthwash
 
Natural Mouthwash
Recipe type: Natural remedy
Ingredients
  • 15 drop Protective blend
  • 10 drop Peppermint
  • 5 drop Melaleuca
  • 5 drop Myrrh
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tsp raw honey
  • 2 tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Using a 24oz light sensitive bottle, fill half way with filtered alkaline water (Santevia).
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Shake until dissolved.
  4. Top off with filtered alkaline water, leaving some room to shake before use.


CAUTIONS 

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult  your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.


Disclaimer: These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration or Health Canada.  Essential oils are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any product. 


Not all essential oils are created equally.  In fact, many have synthetic filers.  When buying essential oils, you want to ensure they are pure therapeutic grade.  If you are interested in purchasing the brand that I trust and personally use, email mel@cavegirlwarrior.com to order or to learn more about these oils.

 

 

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